Traffic, traffic, traffic : we always want more !
As blogger, you may accept any suggestion to receive more traffic to your site.
Blogging seems easy, but get a lot of visitors and readers is not so obvious.
There are several ways to bring traffic to your blog, and a lot of them do really work.
Here you find a list of eleven tips on how to get more visitors to your site.
1 . Write Quality Content
Write quality content is the most effective way to increase traffic to your site.
The quality content are just what people are looking for in your niche. And your readers will reward you with many return visits, sharing your content on the social networks they frequent.
In this sense, I recommend you to make your content easily shareable on the social networks used by your readers.
I use Shareaholic WordPress Plugin, that adds a list of social bookmarking icons in each of your posts, making easy to share your content around the web.
2 . Use SEO Techniques
It can be that you have a fantastic blog with great content, but if people do not find you on Google, what are your efforts for ?
Using the SEO techniques allows you to be visible on search engines and to have direct organic traffic to your blog.
Search Engine Optimization is one of the most effective way to increase traffic to your blog and there are actually several advices that can be given about SEO.
A very practical tip is this : before you write a new post, choose your primary keyword to optimize in the content. Take care to choose a primary keyword which is highly sought among users in your niche! Use Google keyword tool to see how many queries are associated with a single keyword.
3 . Use Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus
Share your posts on Twitter, Facebook and Google Plus is a really simple way to increase traffic to your blog.
Try to get more Facebook fans on your page, look forward to have more followers in your Twitter profile and be sure to increase the circles in your Google Plus account.
4 . Install Google Analytics
It is essential that you install Google Analytics on your blog.
With the observation of its details, you will understand what are the things that work on your blog ( and that you can replicate ) and what are the things that do not work ( and you need to correct).
5. Enter Graphics, Photos, Pictures in Your Posts
Another way to increase traffic to your blog is to insert graphics in your posts, like photos and images. If you optimize them carefully, they will be indexed well in Google Images and may represent an interesting source of web traffic.
Be sure to put your keywords in the description and in the alt text.
Also check the weight of the picture, as it must be as low as possible, without losing its quality. Your site must be as fast as possible to load, as Google like it this way.
6. Comment in Influential Blogs of Your Niche
An authoritative comment in one of the posts written by popular bloggers of your niche is a great way to direct traffic to your blog.
I recommend that your comments should be relevant, intelligent and interesting. In this way you intrigue the readers, that may want to pay a visit to your blog.
7. Write Guest Posts
Writing guest posts on quality blogs related to your niche can get you a very authoritative online visibility.
In these popular blogs, your article is read by many people and if they liked your post, they surely want to visit your blog for more content.
This will increase definetely your traffic.
8 . Use Yahoo! Answers
Every day, many users are asking questions on Yahoo! Answers, hoping that someone would answer them.
Using this logic, you can leave answers for users in your niche who seek help, by including a link to a post of your blog where you talk about that topic.
First you should find the category that match your interest, then you can write and share your knowledge, including a link to your site.
Be sure to be the first to answer and of course you should try to give the best answer, in order to get “featured” and get your content put at the top of all the others.
This will surely help your blog to receive more traffic.
9 . Insert Your Link in Your Social Media Profiles
We all like social media and we all have personal pages on one or more social networks.
In order to increase visitors to your blog, you can do something very simple : add a link of your site in all your social profiles.
10 . Enter in Your Email Signature Your Blog Link
A very simple system : put in the signature of your e-mail the link to your blog.
More generally, post a link in any type of document that you publish on the web.
11. Do Not Give Up !
Increase traffic to your blog is always possible, but it takes patience and dedication.
So do not give up: you should work daily for this purpose. You will see that the internet will repay you for the efforts made!
Do you have any other suggestion on how to get more traffic?